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Artex merely describes a surface area finish that's frequently included for interior design. Although it's generally found on ceilings however it can also be made use of on the walls too. The surface finish allows the expert plasterer or decorator include both appearance as well as patterns to it. Initially, the name "Artex" is the trademark of a UK based firm referred to as Artex Ltd. Gradually, the Artex name has been utilized to describe all distinctive coverings, although there are other companies that manufacture and market similar products.

 

Before removing artex on your ceiling, it's constantly critical to establish whether or not the surface finishing material contains asbestos. Apart from this, you might additionally want to know just how much you're going to have the asbestos artex ceiling got rid of. If of course, then you  have actually concerned the appropriate area! In order to help you make the most effective notified decision possible, this post was contacted help provide you an suggestion of the price it's mosting likely to cost to get rid of asbestos artex ceiling.

 

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Average Artex Removal cost in London

How much artexing removal might cost depends on how big the area is, how accessible it is and your location. Different plasterers charge different amounts, and may spend varying amounts of time doing the work. However, the typical cost for an artex removal in the UK is about £200.

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Artex Removal installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £140
Material cost £50
Waste removal £10
Time frame: 1-3 days

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London

London is the capital city of England and it's still caught in the inspiration of the 2012 Olympic Games which brightened the city. The multi-million pound project really helped to deliver a number of new jobs around the city and saw a number of housing developments mainly in the Stratford area. London remains to be the most popular visitor city in Britain with sight-seeing opportunities such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Madame Tussauds and also the Thames River. Homes are varied too, way back to Tudor, Georgian and Victorians eras.

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Artex Removal pros in London

BLUE SKY DEVELOPERS LIMITED

1 review(s)
Based: in London, NW3 6DX

Blue Sky Developers is a registered company in the UK that specialises in all building services you could require. We are based in North London but carry work out all around London.

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Vikram D., NW7
4

House Extensions in Mill Hill

Very straight and helpful. Provided useful advice and suggestions.

ANDREA PLASTERING

1 review(s)
Based: in Luton, LU2 9BU

I am a professional plasterer with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of plastering work. Skimming, float and set, rendering,pebble dash, plasterboarding the walls and ceilings,removing chimneys and load bearing walls,tiling,painting and de...

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Ian S., HP3
5

Interior work | Plastering in Hemel Hempstead

Accent was slightly difficult on phone but he turned up when he said he would and did the job with no mess.

MJS Roofing and Building Services

4 review(s)
Based: in London, SE10 9TX

Hello my services I offer to you are coming from 16 year experience. We go that extra bit further to keep all our customers happy. All our work comes with guaranteed thanks.

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Blythe P., CT21
5

Roofline | Soffits / Fascias in Hythe

Polite and friendly

MAKING HOMES BETTER LTD

4 review(s)
Based: in London, N12 0DR

We are a family run business specialising in home improvements including fascias, soffits and guttering. We only use our own workers so we can guarantee the high standard of our workmanship. We pride ourselves on fantastic customer s...

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Robin O., LU7
5

Roofline | Soffits / Fascias in Leighton Buzzard

Very pleased

F-POPESCO

1 review(s)
Based: in Bedford, MK42 8RN

Make sure to check my website for details. It will be very much appreciated. Sincerely, Florin Popescu

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Queenie O., MK41
5

Painter | Interior in Bedford

Mr Popesco was excellent- the contact was quick, he fitted in to my schedule easily. Very good quote and the work was ma...

SSG’s SOLUTIONS UK LTD

1 review(s)
Based: in London, E13 0PB

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Ezekiel H., RM18
5

Painter | Interior in Tilbury

Very professional and informative made sure you were happy with the end product and completed the work in a time scale

JX DECO

1 review(s)
Based: in London, SW16 5QP

We are young, dynamic, hard working, professional and very skilled tradesman. Working individually or in a team, we deliver our services in a clean and organised manner: We undertake all types of internal renovations including plastering,decorat...

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Ghazalah S., E1
5

Painter | Interior in London

James was very professional and prompt. He painted my daughters room very well and I would definately rebook him.

STEVE DECORATING

2 review(s)
Based: in London, EN1 2AP

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Abdul C., N12
5

Painter | Exterior in London

At first visit, I liked his manners, Just the right quote. Steve is pleasant and friendly. He just gets on with his work...

KULLAR BUILDERS LTD

1 review(s)
Based: in Barking, IG11 9TP

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Benedict B., RM7
5

Conversion | Loft in Romford

CALLED IN AND ADVICED WITH ALL STYEP BY STEP BEFORE CALLING THE BIULDER.

SEBASTIAN KARAKET

2 review(s)
Based: in H, HP2 7AT

Latest review

Richard C., LU2
4

Painter | Interior in Luton

Made appointment to view job but did not bother to turn up and made no subsequent contact

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what is artex

Artex simply refers to a surface coating that’s commonly incorporated for interior decorating. Although it’s usually found on ceilings but it can also be used on the walls as well. The surface coating enables the professional plasterer or decorator add both texture as well as patterns to it. Originally, the name “Artex is the trademark of a UK based company known as Artex Ltd. Over time, the Artex name has been used to refer to all textured coatings, although there are other businesses that manufacture and sell identical products.

 

You can find Artex on ceilings as well as walls of mainly residential properties. In the 70’s and 80’s, it was pretty much a trend to have either your wall or ceiling ( can be both ) covered with Artex. The surface coating can be incorporated to create raised, textured swirls as well as patterns on ceiling and walls. There are a number of different patterns that can be made using Artex and some of these includes the following: Broken leather, swirl, stipple, fan or shell as well as knifed plaster. It can also provide just a bobbly raised uneven patter appearance from top to bottom.

 

Artex is main put to use by mainly decorators ( mostly plasterers). This is a skilled job as it’s tedious to create uninformed patterns especially if you don’t know how or where to start. Although the skill of Artex is very much a trade that’s dying rapidly now, but it was pretty much in high demand especially in the 70’s and 80’s. Nowadays, homeowners now prefer smooth plastered finishes over Artex, as they can be easily painted or wallpapered.

can you wallpaper over artex

Although they’re pretty much outdated now, artex happens to be a very popular surface coating option just a few decades ago. Several homeowners with artex in recent times would either want to have them removed or cover them up with stuffs such as a wallpaper. So if you’re wondering whether or not it’s possible to wallpaper over artex, then there you have it. It’s possible to wallpaper over artex, however it’s not advisable as wallpaper may eventually crack over time. On the other hand, the artex can also create ridges beneath the wallpaper which allows unpleasant protrusions in the wallpaper. Instead of applying wallpaper over artex, a more permanent solution would be to cover it with drywall or wet plaster or perhaps just have it removed completely.

 

There are two types of wallpaper, there’s the thin wallpaper application which comes with adhesive on one side as well as a pattern or colour on the other side. With this, all you need do is simply to peel and stick. Then the other type is the sturdier wallpaper that’s more thick and requires a special wallpaper paste. However, it’s important to note that if you choose to wallpaper over your artex, you won’t be able to make use of the thin type of wallpaper, rather you’ll have to incorporate the sturdier  option which makes use of wallpaper paste.

 

The wallpaper paste is the product you mix with water to produce a paste which you’ll have to apply to your walls before applying the applying the regular wallpaper - one without adhesive on one side. Appling wallpaper to an artex decoration may just give you the updated appearance you so much desire.

does artex contain asbestos

The fact is several buildings contain artex as well as other textured coating on walls and ceilings which are all likely to contain asbestos. However, artex itself is not the main threat here but the potentially deadly harmful fibres that’s contained in it. In this post, we’re going to look at whether or not artex truly contains the deadly abestos.

 

The short and simply answer to this question is yes, artex can definitely contain asbestos, however not all artex will contain asbestos. The main reason asbestos was a popular construction material is because it was not only cheap and strong but also because it was very durable and long lasting. It was used in numerous construction materials ( which includes artex ) before it was finally banned in the year 1999. unfortunately during the time when artex was very popular in the 60’s, 70’s as well as 80’s, asbestos was still very much in use during the period. And as a result, a lot of the artex incorporated during that period will contain the deadly asbestos fibres. However, this does not only apply to artex, but also other textured coatings containing asbestos were incorporated in construction until 1999 when asbestos was formerly banned in the UK. These asbestos containing materials are often used on walls as well as ceilings of residential properties.

 

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to know an asbestos containing artex just by looking at it. In order to determine whether or not an artex contains the deadly asbestos fibres, it’ll have to be sampled and tested in a laboratory. What’s more? While several artex contains asbestos, asbestos free artex was available from the 1970s. However, since it’s impossible to determine using the naked eye, all artex installed before the ban will be assumed to contain asbestos.

how to get artex off a ceiling

Artex is a water based surface coating which is used to decorate both ceilings and walls with a textured finish. Back in the 1970’s, artex happens to be very popular when the swirling or spiky effects it creates  were considered to be the best of fashion when it comes to interior designs. However, in today’s world, an artex ceiling is not only considered outdated but also a pain to clean and repair.

 

If you have an artex ceiling in your residential property and looking for a way to get it off, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re going to show you how its done without much stress.

 

To get started you’d need to get the following tools and material which includes: safety goggles, dust mask and rubber gloves, plastic sheeting, canvas drop cloth ( carpet) or rosin paper (hard floor) and step ladder

 

 

Prepare the room. Start this by moving all furniture out of the room or stack the furniture at the centre of the room and cover using plastic sheets. Once done, cover all non-removable items with plastic sheets and lay down a canvas drop cloth for carpet floors and rosin paper for hard floors

  • Put on your safety gear
  • Use a utility knife or joint knife to slowly chip away at the texture and create a smooth surface.
  • Mix joint compound in a bucket as per the instructions on the package
  • Skim the surface with a thin layer of joint compound to smooth it out using a taping knife, then leave to dry overnight before you proceed
  • Lightly sand the surface smooth with the help of a 220-grit sanding block
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe the surface clean prior to painting.
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